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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
! >> just by way of comparison, in the twine fiscal year, the last of george w. bush's presidency, the fiscal year goes -- federal spending rose by 17.9% from the 2.98 trillion to 2.52 trillion. in fiscal 2010, the first budget under obama spending fell 1.3% to $2.36 trillion. >> you say that like it's's good thing. i'm flabbergasted. >> who uses the word flabbergasted anymore? >> stephanie: john boehner. >> cracky. >> stephanie: the big surge in federal spending happens in fiscal 2009 before obama took office. the 2009 fiscal year which republicans count as part of obama's legacy isn't that handy? brought on by george w. bush. >> flabbergasting. >> stephanie: it is like george w. bush ran over a pack of cub scouts drunk and barack obama shows up. look at what you did here. see what you presided over? >> shows up in the ambulance. >> look what you did! >> stephanie: oh my god. no i'm emt. it began four months before obama moved into the white house. the major spending decision in the 2009 fiscal year were ma
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
with disabilities here in the united states under the ada. george w. bush, he was the one who passed the ada. this treaty was the brainchild of his son right? --george herbert walker bush was the brainchild and george w. bush was the brainchild of this treaty. >> eliot: that is what is astonishing, the heritage of the act and the treatry are in the republican party. it is actually perhaps the last vestige of the republican party as a voice for civil liberties and civil rights. you have both bush signing it, drafting it, and then it is astonishing that these nativist voices, the fear of the united nations this paranoid sensibility that captures a few votes in the republican party prevent it from passing the senate that is supposed to be a batian of reason. you worked in the obama white house, does it shock you when lindsey graham stands up and votes against this. he's somewhat a respected member of the senate. >> nothing shocks me any more. the republican party has been moving away from disability for some time. when you look at other things that the congress has focused on medicaid, healthca
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
creation, economic growth, and economic performance by every measure than the years after george w. bush reduced the highest marginal tax rates. the evidence seems to point in the opposite direction, higher taxes on the wealthy help the economy, and don't hurt the economy. >> eliot: that is exactly the point that warren buffet has made over and over again. the preeminent investor over the years. he said i'm a capitalist. i want to make money. listen to robert reich. from an ideological point of view it seems to me from the inception of the republican party they want to cut taxes cut taxes this has been an effort to starve the beast. to say that there is no money for government, and you must cut the agenda. that seemed to be the agenda from the early reagan revolution revolution. >> david stockman came up with the phrase starve the beast. he understood if you go deeper and deeper into debt and reduce tax rates in particularly on the wealthy, at the same time everybody else is just getting by the minimum wage became stagnant in the 80s. the middle class paid less taxes and the wealthy pai
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
the current ones. many made a public plea to george w. bush not to enact these tax cuts. they said it would woesen the budget deficit decrease quality, and fail to produce economic growth. well what happened? [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: exactly that. [ ♪ patriotic music ♪ ] >> stephanie: since then the budget deficit has ballooned, the economy has spiraled into the greatest decline since the great depression history has proved that 450 economists were exactly correct. this could push the american economy off of a fiscal cliff, am i missing something here? can it be such a bad thing. not really said the cbo. if congress extents current policy, the debt and deficit will increase slowing the economy and dramatically increasing interest costs. because of the deal congress and the president made last year it be result in across the board budget reductions, still there will be no decreases in social security, medicare and veteran's benefits. defense spending would take a big hit, but because of a windown in afghanistan some military leaders are asking for less than co
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
you. this is economic growth. in 1991, george h.w. bush does a tax increase. obviously it's going to go down. let's see what happens. >> whoa. >> wait a minute, economic activity and the economy boomed. clinton in 1993 did another tax increase. then it must have crashed right? let's see what happens. whoa, it went up again. interesting, right? then of course, we have a bubble in terms of the tech crash you remember in 2000. it went down a little bit, but then we had a tax cut in 2001 under george w. bush. after the tax cut obviously it's going to do much better. let's see how that goes. what? after the second tax cut in 2003, a dramatic dive down in the economy. when you look at this, it is obvious when the republicans say hey, if you do tax cuts, it creates jobs, we have a long record of that not being the case. when they say if you increase taxes, oh, you're going to destroy jobs, what are you doing? we have a long record of that not being the case. but none the less, i want to go back one more time to christopher cox in 1993. here was his prediction what would happen to the eco
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
, but i think they're coming from a little bit of strength. what was it, george w. bush said elections have consequences. >> jennifer: absolutely. >> they took seats in the house in the senate, and maybe they strengthened their spine a little bit. >> jennifer: i think they did. i think that's exactly what is happening. they had a mandate and they're taking it to the republicans and saying you got to solve it. so the big reason--one of the big reasons why the democrats have a mandate was because mitt romney was the skeptical side. he was at the white house yesterday. i'm sure you saw that. was that just an awkward gathering. >> we hope that he paid for his lunch. moochers and malingerers expect to get something free from the government. >> jennifer: he got a free lunch. >> they announced that it was chicken, but i have a feeling that it tasted like crow. >> jennifer: it was turkey. what are you going to do without mitt romney. >> you have boehner mitch mcconnell who talks like that, he does. >> jennifer: you think you have material to work with. >> and they're already running for 2016.
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
. on the other hand, sandra, to your point, george w. bush. it was a great conversation. sandra solin and tommy chong. thank you so much. >> i brought a present. >> cenk: theseyou did? >> these are called not a pipe. >> cenk: what do they do? >> you're not supposed to take them off. and you're not supposed to take them out of the string. >> cenk: which you just did. >> and you're not supposed to put the substance in this end. and you're not supposed to light it. >> cenk: then i will not do that after you give it to me. >> it's not a pipe. >> cenk: all right, thank you, tommy. i appreciate it. when we come back, now seriously, i've got a serious story. the serious one is blackwater. they're back, and getting no good contracts again. >> in september of 2007 blackwater said one of its convoys came under fire at a baghdad intersection and it's operatives were fighting for their lives when they open fired. >> cenk: and then a moment from our one year anniversary on current. [ cheering ] >> cenk: welcome to the "the young turks." we've got an awesome show for you tonight! [ ♪ music ♪ ] ♪ ♪
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Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
started a program that gave free cell phones to low income -- >> that was george w. bush. >> computer says no. >> so people could have a phone so when they go on interviews, potential employer could call them back. >> stephanie: that was not true. okay hal. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] how happy does that headline make us? elizabeth warren to sit on senate banking committee. >> i know. >> stephanie: of course the senate republicans blocked her confirmation as part of the consumer financial protection. he wants to bring glass-steagall back. [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ] that's one of her top three priorities. restoring glass-steagall, the rule that segregates consumer banking from risky investments. >> i'm sorry. it is ironically iron cal. it is beautiful in its simplicity. i think it is a good example of that noodle back democrat idea. >> stephanie: i say to the republican leadership -- take off your lace panties stop being noodle backs. >> this idea that democrats always cave on everything,
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
're going to succeed. >> jennifer: and on the inclusivity front. even george w. bush had a speech yesterday where he was talking about the importance of immigration and you know, obviously rubio has been saying that but if they continue down this path they've been on, it is over for them. 2016, we have a new poll for hillary clinton or at least testing the waters as "the washington post," abc news poll, not her testing the waters but them. a poll showing 57% of americans support a presidential run by clinton. 37% oppose it. how much time off do we give her after she steps down from being secretary of state before we start to read the tea leaves? >> we're reading them now. >> jennifer: i totally agree with you. >> i'm a secret delegate for the 2016 democratic national convention. my first choice is hillary clinton. i think she's the front-runner amongst the colleagues i've talked to. dozens of my colleagues since the election. she's a front-runner. i think you give her about six months. >> jennifer: that's exact
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
of a former one. unlike george w. bush, mrs. clinton i think was by losing the election. i think that now having done her time she's erased her time in the senate. she's worked every job in the world. >> joy: i think republicans would have given her just as much trouble as they gave obama. what about dade petraeus for president? apparently roger ailes wanted him to run four president. listen to a conversation between a fox news contributor and david petraeus in 2011. watch. >> joy: you know, roger ailes says that it is a big joke. do you think he was joking? >> john: i would have liked to have seen him run before all of this happened. it is deeply embarrassing, discussing this with a british person, by the way, no offense james bond movie opens, our top spy has to resign for sex with one person. >> i did find it -- the head of the c.i.a. relationship with a woman and did it by gmail and it was found out by the fbi. it makes you wonder what the fbi is doing to the rest of us. >> so slippery, i don't want him as preside
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
republican presidents, reagan nixon and george h.w. bush. we know his politics. he said he got out of the politics when he went into t.v. last month, there is a report about how he tried to give guidance to condoleezza rice when she was in the administration. there's a big difference between having political views and commentators and actively trying to influence the news. >> the notion that this conversation was recorded, petraeus at the time this was a senior government if i recall. you go in there and you record your conversation with him that's a little bizarre isn't it? >> the c.i.a. gets recorded, so i don't know, there's a whole dimension to that. the interesting thing is ails is not effectively making kings. as we watch the george bush, the last republican president, was not, you know, didn't have a contract at fox news. they've been doing this stuff but haven't been effective at it. in the primary we watched people on stage. they are not in the white house right now. as they're doing it, as, you know as we're kind of disgusted by the whole notion of it, it's not effective
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Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
dispensaries, more than in the entire eight years under george w. bush. so it is just insane and i'm really disappointed that the white house was willing to say the people of colorado and washington state have spoken, so be it. 1-866-55-press. if you want to get a comment in about pot as well, always welcome. on the my2k, peter what's happening on the social network? >> we'll start in the chat room. current.com/billpress. you can chat with fellow "full court pressers" there and share your my2k reasons. ph says good morning the annual $2k means to me is savings contribution to my i.r.a. i don't have a work pension from my job. taking care of my children, elderly parents and self-employment. >> bill: there it is. if we're lucky right we have a little extra money left over and that we can -- before we pay taxes, put it in an i.r.a. and let that build up and build interest. i've done that for the last 20, 25 years. and $2,000 in an i.r.a. every year really adds up. >> we're also on twitter at bpshow. lots of people
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
i only do at halloween. >> stephanie: we remember being there for the george w. bush inauguration.. [ wah wah ] it should have been a sign of things to come. >> you made me stand out in the cold for your inauguration tickets. >> stephanie: i did? >> yes. >> stephanie: i suck. >> you were wearing open-toed shoes. >> stephanie: granted i was a diva but i didn't know how long you would have to wait. will you go get my tickets. >> and it was cold. >> stephanie: cutting to later that same day. chris lavoie's extremities oh, i hate that. the boner to the president. >> sound byte: it's time to tell the american people what spending cuts they're really willing to make. >> stephanie: oh hush up. senator schumer. >> sound byte: we're waiting for some specifics somewhere for our republicans colleagues to show us that they're serious on negotiations. >> that's specific for you. is this specific enough for you? >> stephanie: theyesterday. >> sound byte: the spending cut proposal must be a rhetorical question, because we have put very specific spending cut proposals. >> stephanie: eric cantor s
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
happened, when they cut the jobs under george w. bush we lost 8 million jobs. when they raised taxes, this goes back to bill clinton when the rate was 39%, we created 22 million new jobs. i mean the evidence is out there. boehner keeps throwing that out there. and every economist, every reputable economist says that is total bs. again, that's classic evidence of boehner's lack of leadership. lynn, thanks, john for the call. lynn is calling from coos bay oregon. >> i love your show. >> bill: thank you. caller: you i thought boehner was delusional. i think he has a serious drinking problem that probably happy capshandy caps his rational thinking. republicans continue to be obstructionists. i knew they would do it after the election. but one thing i found out last week that people aren't realizing about this tax problem that's looming is that i was talking with my tax preparer last week. she told me that the irs is going to have to rewrite the entire 1040 form and that they may not allow electronic filing until mid march because they are going to be beh
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Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
. these tax cuts were enacted by george w. bush in 2001. still a bad idea then, i believe. at any rate, we had a surplus. it was sold to the american people because we have a surplus, we ought to give money back. we'll have the tax cuts across the board which benefitted mostly the wealthiest of americans. we knew that at the time. they were adopted as a temporary measure. what part of temporary doesn't john boehner understand? what part of temporary don't these republicans understand, right? i mean what is it about suddenly suddenly, it's become gospel. it is sacrosanct that you can never raise tax on the richest of americans. the very ones i'm one of them, who ought to be paying more in taxes. it is just insane! so they were attempted as a temporary measure and they're going to expire in ten years. why in ten years? because everybody knew in ten years things might change. we might no longer have a surplus and we might need the money. that's exactly what the case is today. president obama extended them for two
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
, which bob dole championed and george h.w. bush signed into law. it's a great law that has helped millions of americans: 154 countries, other nations have endorsed this and saying disabled people should have same rights other americans enjoy like they do in the united states of america. it needed add two-thirds vote. john kerry was the champion who carried it on the floor in the house, in the senate and said come on. here is bob dole. he is here for a reason. >> that's why an 89-year-old veteran one week removed from bethesda naval hospital comes back to the senate on an early december day, because it matters. >> bill: and yet, the republicans, what do they do? they came up one by one, shook bob dole's hand and they stabbed him in the back. it needed a two-thirds vote. it only got six, all democrats voted for it. and there were a handful of republicans who did 689 i am going to give them credit. john mccain, kelly ayotte senator brasso scott brown, susan collins, olympia snowe, dick lugar lease a mckowski. the rest voted no lead by tea partyer mi
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Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
hear them say that, too. you go back to when george w. bush said we're going to bring democracy to the middle east. his way of doing it was bombing iraq or iran. bombing afghanistan and -- >> pointing the bayonet. >> bill: there was no democracy. now it is happening under obama. we of have no choice but to be on the side of history here. >> try to influence it as best we can. >> bill: joe cirincione, evan, join in. we haven't talked about egypt yet. 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: this is the "full court press." the "bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv. who watch our show to be able to come away armed with facts and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. (vo) when the clock runs out when the last card is played what will be remembered? explore the lives of the famous and infamous who changed our world forever. experience the drama, back to back to back. of all the hours in all their days, the ones you'll never forget are the final 24. the fi
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